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Is It Safe To Take Yaz While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Hi my baby is 10 months old. I stated taking the contraceptive pill called Yaz is it safe during breast feeding? The doctor gave it. Think she forgot that I still breast feed her. Will it harm her in any way? Any bad effects on her?
I'm breastfeeding mom, when should I start to take the oral contraceptive pill (daphne) if I haven't got my period yet since I delivered 3mos ago?
Probably: Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills to delay period? What are the chances of getting blood clots if you do take them for the first time?
Birth control: Millions of women across the world use birth control to regulate their menstrual cycles making them one of the most common medications prescribed of all time. The risk of blood clot formation and someone with no personal or family history is about one per 20, 000 people. This is not much higher than the baseline risk for blood clots non-birth-control users. ...Read more
FDA web stated::
"Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants".
It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more
Duromine in Lactate: Duromine (phentermine) has been linked with fetal abnormalities in animals and the fda warns against its use in humans who are breast feeding. The drug has also been contraindicated in people who have a history of valvular heart disease or high blood pressure, other cardiovascular diseases and thyroid disease, so be careful taking it after weaning your infant if any of these conditions apply. ...Read more
if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more
Should be okay...: Among the infants nursed by mothers taking st. John’s wort, there were reports of adverse events, including colic, drowsines, & lethargy. Some reports in animals suggest that st. John’s wort may reduce milk production. The jury is still out and most experts would allow breastfeeding while taking st. Johns wort with close monitoring for the above issues. ...Read more
Yes: Follow directions on can, usually 1 tbsp in 8 oz water does it daily ...Read more
"Natural": Pregnant and nursing patients should be advised to avoid herbal therapies or supplements. They have the potential for both benefit and harm. Uncertainty in quality and the relatively few well-designed studies make it difficult for physicians to proactively recommend herbal therapies for most patients. ...Read more
Probably: There does not seem to be adequate literature to assess the risk of Fluconazole exposure from breastmilk on infants so caution is advised. However, Fluconazole is a drug given to neonates to treat candida. When measuring the amount of the drug excreted in breastmilk it has been found to be less than the prescribed neonatal dose so it is probably safe. Info can be found on drugs. Com/breastfeeding. ...Read more
What are Rells?: I can't find any information about rells...? ...Read more
Do you mean Prezista (darunavir): Prezista (darunavir) is a category c drug. Caution advised but the benefits may out weigh risks in some patients. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, this should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably ok: Taking a single dose of Xanax (alprazolam) (such as before a medical procedure) usually does not cause any problems, and many healthcare providers recommend that women continue breastfeeding as usual after a single Xanax (alprazolam) dose. Problems are more likely to occur when women take Xanax (alprazolam) on a regular basis because it is transferred into the breastmilk. Xanax (alprazolam) can cause drowsiness and feeding problems in babies. ...Read more
Yes: If you are asking whether or not you can take vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding then the answer is yes. It is recommended that pregnant women take a multivitamin while pregnant for the Folic Acid and iron. Any adult multivitamin or two flintstones a day is more than sufficient. You should not take more than the recommended dose however. You can develop toxicities if you take too much. ...Read more
Why so much biotin?: The recommended daily dosage of biotin is 30-100 mcg per day. There is no benefit to taking such a high daily dose of biotin. Biotin is a water soluble vitamin- the excess will end up in the urine and possibly into your breastmilk. I don't recommend taking such a high dose of biotin while breastfeeding. ...Read more
Breastfeeding: In general, it is best to avoid medications unless they are critical to your well being. Please speak with your cardiologist regarding the necessity of Bayer (aspirin) for your health. ...Read more